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The MLK Coalition of Cincinnati's resource guide includes Library books that reflect on the history of our nation, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy, and how it plays into the current fight for racial justice.

West End Speaks!

  • March 6, 2020 |
  • 3 MIN READ|
  • General
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As this historically Black neighborhood once again faces drastic change, Library staff are working to preserve the memories of the West End community for years to come through the West End Stories Project, a series of video recordings from community members about their longtime home. Read on to learn more and get involved.

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In this episode of "Inside the Writer's Head", Dani McClain sits down with local journalist and publisher of ‘The Cincinnati Herald’, Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney.

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As February comes to a close, we’re keeping the celebration of Black History Month at the Library going throughout the rest of the year. One way is through our new book club partnership with blaCk Coffee Lounge.

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Meet seven notable African Americans who lived in Cincinnati during the 19th century and learn about their accomplishments in a new exhibit at the Downtown Main Library.

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Black history should be taught and celebrated every day of the year, not just in February. The Library is proud to provide materials, events, and other programs that center African Americans throughout the year, and especially this February. Read on to see what we have planned!

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On Saturday, February 15, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is hosting its third annual African American Read-In (AARI) from 12-4 p.m. at the Downtown Main Library. Read on to learn about everything we have in store!

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As the nation reflects on the incredible life and legacy of a civil rights icon, we've rounded up materials that not only celebrate the legend, but the man, whose complexities and revolutionary visions are sometimes forgotten.

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August 2019 marks 400 years since the first documented landing of enslaved Africans to what would become the U.S. We've curated a list of books and videos that address the history of slavery and the impacts it still has on society today.

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Cincinnati's first Black Librarian isn't who it was originally thought to be. Reference Librarian Keloni Parks uncovers the true history, exploring her life, career, and legacy.

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